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04 July 2012

USDA Dairy Products - 4 July 2012USDA Dairy Products - 4 July 2012

This report shows the May 2012 highlights.
Dairy Products Prices

Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 916 million pounds, 0.4 percent above May 2011 and 1.4 percent above April 2012.

Italian type cheese production totaled 384 million pounds, 2.2 percent below May 2011 but 0.8 percent above April 2012.

American type cheese production totaled 376 million pounds, 0.9 percent above May 2011 and 1.1 percent above April 2012.

Butter production was 163 million pounds, 4.8 percent above May 2011 but 3.8 percent below April 2012.

Dry milk powders (comparisons with May 2011)

Nonfat dry milk, human - 195 million pounds, up 31.4 percent.
Skim milk powders - 13.3 million pounds, down 62.7 percent.

Whey products (comparisons with May 2011)

Dry whey, total - 86.3 million pounds, down 5.5 percent.
Lactose, human and animal - 87.4 million pounds, up 0.1 percent.
Whey protein concentrate, total - 36.7 million pounds, up 0.2 percent.

Frozen products (comparisons with May 2011)

Ice cream, regular (hard) - 76.3 million gallons, up 5.6 percent.
Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 41.8 million gallons, down 0.3 percent.
Sherbet (hard) - 3.83 million gallons, down 10.7 percent.
Frozen yogurt (total) - 5.88 million gallons, up 4.3 percent.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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